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VOL. 40 | NO. 22 | Friday, May 27, 2016

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Nashville Chamber: Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 150 attendees. Butler Snow LLP, 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1600. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Cost: Chamber Member $25, future member $50. Chamber member display table $250. Pre-registration is required. Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and two drinks tickets. Information: 743-3063


Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North every Thursday throughout the months of May and June!


Wilson County-Meet your Representative

State Representative Mark Pody hosts an open meeting every first Friday of the month from 8-10 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited to come and meet Rep. Pody, discuss pertinent issues, and ask questions. No appointments are necessary. 149 Public Square. Information: 390-2444. Information: lebanonwilsonchamber.com

Williamson Chamber First Friday

Guest speaker, Ellie Westman Chin, president & CEO, Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Espaces, 1550 W. McEwen Dr. Suite 300, Franklin. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Fees: Free to Chamber members and guests. Information: williamsonchamber.com


Bon Appétit Grub Crawl

The Grub Crawl is in its fifth year and second time in Nashville. Join some of Nashville’s top chefs in the kitchen and friends at the table for a day of great food, drink, music and entertainment. The day crawl in 12South begins with the kick-off party at Urban Grub, then moves to Epice, The Flipside and Josephine. The night crawl in Germantown begins at Rolf and Daughters and moves to 5th & Taylor, Cochon Butcher and Barista Parlor. The closing party at the Bell Tower will feature food from Biscuit Love, Butcher & Bee, Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Little Octopus, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and The Southern Steak & Oyster. Tickets are on sale at bagrubcrawl.com. There are separate tickets ($149) for each crawl. Ticket holders have access to the closing party. Closing party-only tickets are available for $40.

First Saturday Art Crawl

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings. Admission free, First Saturday Art Crawl is a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and upstairs in the Historic Arcade – all welcoming the community to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com

Experience Goodlettsville

This community-wide event features live music, inflatables, food vendors and the 6th Annual Experience Goodlettsville Business Expo and Community Showcase. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive. Free. 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 859-7979

Hallowed Ground: Lantern Tour of the Stone River National Cemetery

Stories taken from letters and diaries of the men who fought and died in the Civil War will be presented this summer at the Stones River National Battlefield. Join a park ranger for an hour-long walk by lantern light through the Stones River National Cemetery. Visitors will learn to look beyond the stones and into the stories of the men and women who felt the impact of war. Scheduled dates in addition to June 4 are June 18 and July 9 at 7:45 p.m. Free event but reservations are required and may be made beginning the Monday prior to the tour. Call 893-9501. Reservations cannot be made at the visitors’ center or by email. Limit four tickets per caller. Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended. 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Additional dates and times offered July through October 1. Information: www.nps.gov/stri

Coopertown Barrel Festival

Live music and family fun. Woodworking and non-woodworking craftsmen. Barrel making by real coopers. Food, vendors, heritage & history. Old Coopertown Road. 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: robertsonchamber.com

Gallatin-Clean Our Streams & Shorelines Community Event

Help clean Gallatin’s shorelines and waterways, remove litter, reduce waste, and improve recycling. Lower Station Camp Creek – meet at Douglas Clark House 2115 Long Hollow Pike. 9:00 a.m. - noon. Information: 451-5909

Musicians Corner

The free music series begins its seventh year with a two-day celebration in its permanent location in Centennial Park. Events will feature multi-genre artist performances on the SunTrust Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, Mix 92.9 Kidsville activities, several of Nashville’s best food trucks, Dogville activities, local artisans, featured charity partners, and the Musicians Corner Pub. 5-9 p.m. on Fridays and Noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Corner of West End Avenue and 27th Avenue. Lineup:

-- June 4: The Mowgli’s, AJ & The Jiggawatts, Rashad Tha Poet, Kyshona

-- June 11: Matthew Perryman Jones & Friends, John Fullbright, Mike Hicks, Slings & Arrows

-- June 17: Steve Forbert, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer), Angel Snow

-- June 18: Hurray For The Riff Raff, River Whyless, Justin Klump, Marie Miller

-- June 24: Dom Flemons (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Damien Horne, Tristan McIntosh

-- June 25: The Jayhawks, Griffin House, Hope Country, W.O. Smith Music School Camp BackBeat Bands

June 4-5

The Great Tennessee Air Show

Featuring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels and more. Come experience the excitement and the exhilaration. Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Road, Smyrna. Admission charged. Information: 459-2651


Real Estate Investors Network

Real Estate Mastermind Book Club. Get together with fellow real estate investors to talk about your goals and how to achieve them. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org. Some additional April opportunities:

Monday, June 6: Rutherford County Focus Group. Meets the first Monday of each month to discuss topics of general interest to real estate investors. 6:30 p.m., Keller Williams Real Estate office, 450 St. Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro.

Thursday, June 7: How to Buy Real Estate Through Your IRA. PHP Elective with Mike Todd. 5:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.

Monday, June 13: Monthly Association Meeting. Featured speaker: Britnie Turner of Aerial Development Group. 5:30 p.m., Fiftyforward Center, 174 Rains Ave, Nashville.

Thursday, June 16: Williamson County Lunch. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, Realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market and how they can help each other prosper. 11:30 a.m., First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.

Tuesday, June 21: Deals, Deals, Deals Focus Group. Find where investors find and sell deals, as well as the mechanics of various deals. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.

Thursday, June 23: Notes Focus Group. 11:30 a.m., First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin.

Thursday, June 23: Real Estate Mastermind Book Club. Get together with fellow real estate investors to talk about your goals and how to achieve them. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.

Goodlettsville Chamber Leads Exchange

We are devoted to helping members come and meet exciting business people who are interested in growing your business and networking with you. Leads meets every Monday at the chamber office from noon-1 p.m. Fees: Free. 100 North Main Street, Suite D. Information: 859-7979


Starting a Small Business Workshop

Volunteer State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 4-6 p.m., 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN in Building 300. Registration is required. Reserve online. www.tsbdc.org. Free. This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

A 25-year tradition in Nashville during CMA Music Festival, City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game features some of country music’s biggest stars. The game has raised well over $2 million dollars for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. First Tennessee Park, 401 Jackson St. Tickets: Ticketmaster. Information: cityofhope.org

Stars for Second Harvest

The 12th annual Stars for Second Harvest promises to be another intimate evening of music featuring unplugged acoustic-style performances by some of country music’s most acclaimed songwriters and performers. Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue N. Fee: $35-$55. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Information: 743-3090


Nashville Chamber Member Orientation

Joining the Chamber was an important step for your business. Now, how do you make the most of your investment? Join us for Member Orientation and learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You’ll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Lunch provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Baker Donelson Special Events Center, 211 Commerce Street. Deadline to preregister is June 3. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber presents City Chat

Featuring City Mayor Phillip Craighead and other city officials, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to have your questions answered, or to discuss city “happenings.” Free and open to public. 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Chamber office, 149 Public Square. Information: lebanonwilsonchamber.com

Williamson Young Professionals Focus Luncheon

Building a Business From Your Basement – Hear from Colton Mulligan, CEO of FoxFuel Creative on how to start a company out of your basement, grow it to double the size and move it to a high rise in Downtown Nashville. Need location. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $16 for chamber members, $25 guests. Information: williamsonchamber.com

Northwest Corridor Transit Study Meetings

The transportation consultants working on the Northwest Corridor Transit Study invite residents to attend open house/public meetings at the Cheatham Country courthouse, 100 Public Square in Ashland City, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 and at the Wilma Rudolph Event center, 1190 Cumberland Drive, Thursday, June 9, 6-9 p.m. These meetings will reveal several options for the future of transit between Clarksville and downtown Nashville. Information: www.nwcorridorstudy.com

CMT Music Awards

Now in its 15th year, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Road closures associated with this event will be announced.


Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. Free event, but registration is required. Meharry Medical College, The Cal Turner Center, Ballroom B, 1011 21st Avenue North. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Street Food Thursday’s

Local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Back to the 50s and 60s Sock Hop to benefit Discover Madison, Inc.

Get out those poodle skirts or love beads because Discover Madison, Inc. is headed back to the 50s and 60s. Larry’s Grand Ole Garage Diner and Event Center, 768 Madison Square, 6:30 -10:30 p.m. Fee: $12 per person will include music and food. Best costume contest. Information: www.amquistation.org

JUNE 9-12


The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered on country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association. Information: cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival

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